Legal basis

Legal basis for producing statistics of birth is Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System of Montenegro (Official Gazette of Montenegro 18/12), and Annual Plan of Statistical Surveys which is published in Official Gazette of Montenegro for next year.


The purpose of statistics on births is to collect the data necessary for the analysis of natural changes population in Montenegro and municipalities, births, fertility, and other indicators. The aim of birth statistics is to describe natural population changes through the number of live births.

Data sources

The data source is administrative source – Registry of births that is managed by state administration body responsible for internal affairs (Ministry of Interiors).The data are submitted in accordance with the Agreement on Data Transmission signed by Statistical Office of Montenegro and Ministry of Interiors.


Statistics on births covers all cases of birth entered in the Registry of births which are then processed in accordance with the presence rules set out in the methodology.

Protection of individual data

On the basis of Agreement on Cooperation signed between Statistical Office of Montenegro and Ministry of Interiors, the data submitted to Statistical Office of Montenegro does not contain any characteristics which allow the identification of persons.

More details on published data, methodology, and releases, please find in the sections below. 

Data Methodology Releases Quality reports Metadata